Wretched Original Spouse vs Top Mistress (10)
Qin Yuanzheng woke up from his trance, secretly annoyed at himself for actually being absent-minded towards a woman he had never met before.
If Shu‘er knew about this, he feared that she would feel deeply hurt…Thinking of Zhang Mingshu, his expression darkened again.
Gu Shengyin saw through him and pretended not to know, lowering her gracefully curved neck gently exposing her tempting beautiful skin due to her shyness. Seeing that, Qin Yuanzheng’s mind was swept away.
He couldn’t control his eyes from looking at the woman in front of him. Thinking carefully in his mind, he was wondering what kind of appearance was behind that veil.
“Gong zi, I shall take my leave.” Gu Shengyin’s objective was more or less achieved so she was leaving.
Qin Yuanzheng intended to call out and stop her for inquiries. However, looking at the quality of her clothes, she was not a woman from a small family and he felt that it would be too rash to ask for her family name. Like this, he stared blankly as Gu Shengyin walked downstairs and disappeared in the crowd.
He took a sip of wine to covered up the disappointment and frustration that arose in his heart, feeling as if he had lost something.
After Gu Shengyin went downstairs, she sighed in relief.
Actually, it was not because she was nervous. Facing Qin Yuanzheng, that kind of slag man, it was still necessary to put on a shy woman’s appearance, which really made her feel sick.
Outside the door and around a corner, an inconspicuous green-curtained carriage was quietly parked there. Her maid, Jian Jia, called out to her softly.
Seeing Gu Shengyin come out, Jian Jia breathed a sigh of relief. Earlier, xiao jie had stubbornly insisted on going to Wen Song Restaurant to see Hanshi xian sheng‘s painting and did not allow them to follow. She was waiting restlessly in the carriage fearing that something might happen to xiao jie.
“Xiao jie, are we going back home now?” Jian Jia asked.
Gu Shengyin shook her head. It was rare for her to leave the house, and if it was solely to meet that slag man, wouldn’t it be too dull?
“Let’s go to the southern part of the city for a stroll.” Gu Shengyin’s eyes turned as she thought of a good place.
“Emp…Qin gong zi, this is where Chen xian sheng resides in.” A servant respectfully said to an blue-robed gong zi.
This courtyard was not too bright. Two large, bold cursive calligraphy characters, “Chenfu”, was framed with wild grass above the gate.
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The blue-robed gong zi‘s appearance was just and honest, and was like the moonlight and cool breeze1 when he smiled. Taking a closer look, it was precisely the man Gu Shengyin had met in her fu‘s back garden at that time. The current Holy One, Xiande Emperor, Qin Shao.
“Fuxi, tell me, will this Chen xian sheng be willing to serve as an official?” Qin Shao asked.
The person at his side bowed from his waist: “If there is a Master who respects the wise, like you, how could any scholar in this world be unwilling to choose a wise master?”
Qin Shao smiled but did not comment on his answer: “Go knock on the door.”
Meanwhile, just one street away from Chenfu, a green-curtained carriage slowly halted.
“Xiao jie, what are we doing here?” Jian Jia asked.
Gu Shengyin took a look at this newly renovated courtyard. Even the main gate was newly painted. It could be seen from the quality of the materials used to decorate the main gate that the owner of this house had spent a lot of thoughts on it.
In such an exquisite courtyard, it seemed that Zhang Mingshu’s life here was not bad.
Gu Shengyin certainly could not let others know that she simply came to take a look at the house that Qin Yuanzheng used to hide his beloved. She slowly narrated: “I heard that Qiwu Street has imported goods from overseas for the most part, so I wanted to come take a look.”
Jian Jia mumbled to herself: “Those objects from overseas, what good things are not offered as tribute to the palace? Every time those da ren2 were conferred a reward, which one was not close to your hand? Why should you come see such poor quality things like this?”
But since it was the Master’s, they being servants should listen.
edited july 8 2020
1. pure and honest↩
2. title of respect used to superiors↩
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